JMK South West – Programme Dates

Directors of Salisbury, Southampton, Reading and surrounding areas! We've got some great free opportunities coming up over the next few months at your local venues. Scroll down for details and how to sign up!

JMK Director’s Residency with Shôn Dale Jones

Friday 21 (11-5pm) and Saturday 22 September (10-4pm)
White Room Studio, Salisbury Arts Centre

A two day workshop exploring the practice and work of theatre-maker Shôn Dale-Jones, who’s shows include The DukeMe and Robin Hood and The Wonderful World of Hugh Hughes.

Shôn’s work plays on the line between reality and fiction, often exploring personal experience as a way into universal truths.

The workshop will explore how to discover and develop stories through a mixture of writing and improvisation.

Shôn is has won two Scotsman Fringe Firsts, a Total Theatre Award, a BBC AUDIO DRAMA AWARD for Best Scripted Comedy Drama and has recently been nominated for a Prix Europa for Best European Radio Drama for The Duke.

This workshop will coincide with Shôn’s shows The Duke (21 September) and Me and Robin Hood (22 September) tickets £5 in the Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse. (You don't have to see the shows to attend the workshop)


Please note this residency is taking place at Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT, not Salisbury Playhouse.

Workshop with director Simon Harvey
Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Saturday 20th October (2-5pm)

Simon Harvey is the Artistic Director of o-region, a Cornwall based Theatre and Film production company, Associate Director at Kneehigh and Associate Artist of Hall for Cornwall.The workshop will look at the practical process of building an ensemble, collaborating with a creative team and general approaches to making theatre and telling stories, with a particular emphasis on the process of making FUP (his current touring show, which comes to Nuffield Southampton Theatres in October). To book your free place email

Save the dates:

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October

Residency at Reading Rep, more details to follow.